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KU softball adds transfers to pitching staff

Kansas softball head coach Megan Smith on Tuesday announced the addition of pitching transfers Kirsten Pruett and Hannah Todd. Both Pruett and Todd will enter their sophomore seasons and will compete immediately for the Jayhawks during the 2019 season this spring. "We are very excited to add ...

Quarterbacks dominate 2nd day of Big 12 Media Days

Nearly every summer, football conversation starts with the quarterback position. The second day of Big 12 Media Days was no different, as all five coaches were asked about their respective signal callers. Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas and West Virginia all fielded questions about ...

At Big 12 Media Days, coaches weigh in on upcoming seasons, starting QBs

The coaches of some of Kansas football's Big 12 competitors had a lot to say Monday about their own respective programs during the first day of the NCAA's College Football Big 12 Media Days event. Here are some noteworthy items discussed by coaches at Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech and Iowa State, ...

KU baseball falls to Korea

Two big Korea innings doomed the Kansas baseball team (USA Team) Sunday at Taiwan's Chiayi City Baseball Field in a 7-4 loss, which determined the bronze medal winner at the 2018 World University Baseball Championship. Korea (3-3) tagged USA starter Eli Davis, who will be a freshman, for three ...

Planting seeds: Class helps break in Red Bridge Wee Links at Twin Oaks Golf Complex

EUDORA — Saturday's golf lesson at Twin Oaks Golf Complex that was put on by The First Tee of Greater Kansas City had a different excitement to that of previous ones in the summer session. The 13 youth golfers who participated in the lesson got the chance to test out the Red Bridge Wee Links ...

Kaw Valley FC goalkeeper signs pro contract

Goalkeeper Santiago Restrepo became the first Kaw Valley FC player to sign a professional contract, inking a deal with Arsenal F.C. Roatan in the Liga de Ascenso in Honduras. “We could not be prouder of Santiago,” Kaw Valley president and general manager Marcus Dudley said in an official ...

KU signee nets silver at World U20 Championships

Kansas track and field signee Zach Bradford earned a silver medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships on Saturday in the men's pole vault competition, representing the United States in Tampere, Finland. Bradford, who will be a freshman next season, cleared 5.55 meters (18-2.5 feet) to take ...

KU baseball knocks off Korea in Taiwan

The Kansas baseball team (USA Team) used a pair of timely late-inning hits to claim a 3-2 victory over Korea Friday at Chiayi City Baseball Field. The contest turned out to be a preview of the showdown for the bronze medal, as both teams will square off again Saturday. USA (3-2) scrapped out ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area girls soccer team

Player of the Year: Emily Heinz, Bishop Seabury For the second consecutive spring, the sophomore forward was unstoppable on the soccer pitch. Heinz, who often faced multiple defenders, finished with a team-high 21 goals and four assists. She ultimately played every position, including ...

Emilianov wins gold at World U20 Championships

Kansas track and field freshman Alexandra Emilianov won the gold medal in the women's discus competition at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Thursday. Emilianov, who was competing for her home country of Moldova, won the gold medal with a throw of 57.89 meters ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area boys track team

Athlete of the Year: LeeRoi Johnson, Tonganoxie The 2018 season didn’t go as smoothly for Johnson who went through a rehab after sustaining injuries during the football season. Still, Johnson repeated as a state champion in the 4A boys discus competition with a throw of 192-11. The Arkansas ...

KU signee advances to finals at IAAF World U20 Championships

Kansas track and field signee Zach Bradford qualified for the final of the men's pole vault while representing the United States at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Wednesday. Bradford, who will be a freshman next year, passed on the first three heights of the day before ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area girls track team

Athlete of the Year: Evann Seratte, Lawrence Seratte broke the school record at the state track meet this spring, clocking a time of 2:16.09 to win the 800-meter run. Seratte did not qualify for the event during her sophomore season before claiming a title this spring. Seratte also placed ...

Two Jayhawks competing in Web.com Tour event

Two University of Kansas golfers, instead of the usual one, will be playing in this week’s Web.com Tour event. Web.com touring pro Chris Thompson, who skipped last week’s event, returns to action this week at the Utah Championship in Farmington, Utah. Thompson celebrates his 42nd birthday ...

Emilianov coasts to discus final at IAAF World U20 Championships

Kansas track and field freshman Alexandra Emilianov qualified for the final in the women’s discus competition at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland Tuesday. Emilianov, who is competing for her home country of Moldova, qualified for the final by hitting a mark of 57.05 ...

KU baseball falters against Chinese Taipei

Late miscues loomed large for the Kansas baseball team (USA Team) during an 8-7 defeat in 12 innings against Chinese Taipei Tuesday at Chiayi City Baseball Field. USA (2-2) committed three errors in the final three frames, while recording two baserunning blunders in the top of the 12th, which ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area softball team

Player of the Year: Sara Roszak, Free State The freshman shortstop overwhelmed opposing pitching staffs this spring. She ended up leading the Sunflower League with a .619 batting average, earning a first-team selection in Class 6A. Roszak helped Free State capture its first state title in ...

Tom Keegan: Eric Peterson follows baseball dream back home to Lawrence

Dreams take the sleeping mind to such strange places, so different from anywhere the waking mind wanders. Perhaps it’s fitting, then, that young people so often are willing to take wild detours to places so different from where they imagined they would travel to pursue their career ...

KU baseball tops Russia to finish pool play

The Kansas baseball team (USA team) erased an early deficit, scoring 12 unanswered runs in a 12-2 mercy-rule victory over Russia Monday at Chiayi City Baseball Field. Russia (1-2) tagged Kansas starter Eli Davis for two runs in the first frame, but couldn't muster anything else against a ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area baseball team

Player of the Year: Khalil Thrasher, Eudora The Eudora senior wreaked havoc on opposing pitching staffs throughout the season. Thrasher, who is signed to play baseball at Neosho County Community College, clubbed .477 with 25 RBIs and swiped 16 stolen bases. Thrasher was also named to the first ...